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  • Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

    January 9, 2018 2:36 AM 10

    Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others LAS VEGAS, USA – Self-driving buses aren't new, but Toyota's concept vehicle unveiled Monday aims to be more than just that – a mobile platform for e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, for a start. The Japanese

  • WATCH: Why the Huawei Mate 10 was among 2017's best flagships

    January 8, 2018 11:24 AM 11

    In a nutshell: great specs at a very competitive price MANILA, Philippines – The year 2017 saw a slew of amazing phones. There was Samsung's comeback with the S8 and the Note 8, Apple's redesigned iPhone, the iPhone X, and an army of Chinese brands with increasingly competitive specs matched with affordability. Top among these Chinese brands was probably

  • Apple acquires Buddybuild, an app development service

    January 3, 2018 2:40 AM 10

    Buddybuild says it will be joining the Xcode engineering group of Apple, and will be ending Android app development on March 1 MANILA, Philippines – Apple on Tuesday, January 2, acquired Buddybuild, an app development service that makes it easier for developers to iterate and debug their apps on Android and iOS. Buddybuild said in a January 2 blog post it will be joining

  • Telegram suspends channel calling for violent protests against Iran govt

    January 1, 2018 11:03 AM 8

    The Iranian government, however, blocks access to Telegram for most Iranians after the company refused to shut down channels for peaceful protesters MANILA, Philippines – Executives of messaging application Telegram shut down a public channel that was accused of incited violence during anti-government protests in Iran. On Saturday, December 30, Iranian

  • Snap developing 'Stories Everywhere' for sharing content outside Snapchat – report

    December 28, 2017 8:39 AM 10

    Snap also reportedly hires Rahul Chopra, the former Global Head of Video at News Corp, to spearhead the initiative MANILA, Philippines – Snap, the company behind the Snapchat application, is working on a new feature or system to allow users to share their content outside the Snapchat application. The report from livestreaming news network Cheddar says the feature

  • WikiLeaks founder's Twitter account briefly vanishes

    December 26, 2017 10:08 AM 10

    Julian Assange's account disappears before reappearing more than 12 hours later MANILA, Philippines – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account (@JulianAssange) briefly disappeared, Monday morning, December 25, Manila time. Several online news outlets reported on the disappearance of the account of the WikiLeaks founder, which reappeared after

  • Waze tags December 22 as 'worst day to drive this Christmas'

    December 20, 2017 8:20 AM 10

    Traffic jams may hit a peak on Friday, according to navigation app Waze MANILA, Philippines – Google-owned navigation app Waze reported that December 22, a Friday, may be the worst day to drive this Christmas in terms of traffic conditions in metro areas across the Philippines. Waze, in an email announcement, said that they based the prediction on data collected

  • Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

    December 16, 2017 11:45 AM 10

    The app promises official news, videos, and photos from the office of the Tibetan spiritual leader DALAI LAMA GETS AN APP. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures at a function in Dharamsala on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP. NEW DELHI, India – He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai

  • ‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot

    December 15, 2017 12:03 PM 14

    Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal MANILA, Philippines — Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte is giving people the wrong kind of flashbacks on social media shortly after photos of her pre-debut photoshoot in the Palace appeared

  • Japan firm says it will pay part of employees' salaries in Bitcoin

    December 15, 2017 4:53 AM 10

    GMO Internet will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees' salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday. GMO Internet, which operates a range